James Hinton was born in Reading, the son of a Baptist minister, and died in the Azores on 16 December 1875. He was educated at his grandfather's school, then at a school for nonconformists in Harpenden. Hinton studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, becoming an expert aural surgeon. His interest in homeopathy and physiology led him to consider the delicate connections between the mind and the body.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.